Medical Marijuana

Containers filled with medical marijuana (Credit: CBS2)

Town Of Riverhead Mulling A Medical Marijuana Moratorium

New York residents will soon be able to fill prescriptions for medical marijuana close to home. But in one town, lawmakers are considering a marijuana moratorium

08/14/2015

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New York Chooses 5 Companies To Grow, Dispense Medical Marijuana

Patients with qualifying conditions like cancer, AIDS or epilepsy will be authorized to obtain only non-smokeable versions of the drug.

07/31/2015

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Decision On New York’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Due Soon

Up to five licenses will be awarded as early as next month by the Health Department. Each licensee would be allowed to operate four dispensaries.

06/15/2015

Jars containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Medical Marijuana Distributors Eye NYC Locations As State Prepares To Grant Licenses

The dispensaries are expected to be open for business in January of next year.

06/09/2015

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Dozens Of Firms Vie For 5 Medical Marijuana Growing Licenses In New York

Friday is the final day for those hoping to win a slot as one of five medical marijuana dispensaries in New York to submit applications.

06/05/2015

David Weisser shows CBS2's Dick Brennan the medical marijuana factory in Woodbridge, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: A Look Inside New Jersey’s Cannabis Factory

CBS2’s cameras got the first look inside the Garden State medical marijuana dispensary, and the tour guide was the man who runs it: David Weisser.

05/14/2015

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana For Children

Recently, several parents and their young children testified before lawmakers in Hartford on the need to eliminate the 18-year-old age restriction.

04/06/2015

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New York Issues Regulations For Medical Marijuana Program

The 121 pages of details posted online follow the law signed last July authorizing patients with certain diseases to be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug, which can be ingested or vaporized.

04/01/2015

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Senators Push Bill To End Federal Ban In States With Approved Medical Marijuana

Two local U.S. senators introduced a bill on Sunday that would end a federal ban in states where medical marijuana has been made legal.

03/15/2015

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The Top 14 News Stories Of 2014

In a year where New York City welcomed a new mayor there have been a host of stories that have shaped the landscape of the Tri-State area, the country and the world over.

12/31/2014

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NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo As State Ramps Up For Legalization

New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana are gathering in Times Square to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing marijuana as a treatment for certain medical conditions.

10/12/2014

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NYS Looks To Expedite Medical Marijuana Availability For Epilepsy Patients

Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said the state’s medical marijuana program, with tightly regulated cultivation and manufacture, isn’t scheduled to start before 2016.

09/29/2014

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Princeton Worker Given ‘Ultimatum’ To Choose Medical Pot Or Job

A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist said Tuesday he has been told by his employer to choose between medical marijuana and his job.

09/02/2014

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Atlantic City To Host Grow-Your-Own Marijuana Seminar

The $1,000, four-day course will be offered by a California-based marijuana school at Bally’s Casino this weekend, starting Saturday.

08/18/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Growers Feel Bumps In Road To Establishing Industry

Some growers have reported struggles in establishing their businesses.

07/07/2014

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